Stay in Touch With Injured Employees
When employees are injured on the job, the “fear factor” can cause a lot of unnecessary anxiety from unpaid medical bills or uncertainty about their job security. Staying in touch with your injured workers doesn’t require any special skill or medical knowledge. Just calling to express concern can go a long way toward alleviating anxious feelings, providing answers, or reassurances.
It’s a Family Affair
A recent article by Attorney Theodore Ronca emphasizes the importance of staying in touch with your injured workers, and suggests employers also address concerns of the worker’s spouse. “Disability is a family problem and the spouse is your best ally,” Mr. Ronca writes. “Spouses do NOT generally favor extended disability and will do more to make a return to work effort succeed than an entire team of vocational experts.”
Communication plays a key role in how injured workers feel about their employers while recuperating, and can influence their motivation to return to work or their desire to hire an attorney.
For more information about Return to Work programs, visit our website for Loss Control Tools as well as previous articles written on the importance of Return to Work programs . Our Workers Compensation Virtual Claims Forms and Resource Kit provides the information and forms you need when faced with a Workers Compensation Claim (only available for access from our website and then click on the Workers Comp Virtual Claims Kit icon on the right).
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